1 dead, 77 injured in explosion at Louisiana chemical plant; cause unknown

  • by: STACEY PLAISANCE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 13, 2013 - 7:55 PM

GEISMAR, La. — A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of towering flames and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant.

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